Announcing speed and redlight cameras with speech

 

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

I FORGOT TO ASK IF IT WILL ANNOUNCE THESE CAMERA LOCATIONS BY STREET NAME

Yes.

You need to provide a matching WAV file. Think there are multiple threads of discussion can be searched.

Alerts

Buthorn wrote:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 for instructions. Also video with details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Alert Distance...

Don't set your alert distance for too far out or it will drive you crazy announcing it over and over and over...

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Easy to do. Same as for

Easy to do.
Same as for other POI.
Just follow directions above.

The "word of caution" from thrak is a key to your sanity.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Especially in Chicagoland!

Especially in Chicagoland!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Also

thrak wrote:

Don't set your alert distance for too far out or it will drive you crazy announcing it over and over and over...

Also don't set it closer than the EPE (estimated position accuracy) of your GPS or it may not alert at all.

The EPE in city "canyons" can be a block or more with some GPSr's.

Alert distance

Buthorn wrote:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM...

I simply accept the default alert distance built into the redlight and speed cameras POI files offered on this site so you can choose to devote your attention to adding a wav file and if using a PC, following the FAQ regarding sox.exe.

You don't mention what computer system you're using and that would be helpful since Macs don't need the sox. Also, are you planning to use the redlight and speed camera files offered here at the POI Factory or are you asking about different files?

Will try it!

charlesd45 wrote:
Buthorn wrote:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 for instructions. Also video with details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o

Will try it!

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Cameras at POI Factory

dontelother wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:
Buthorn wrote:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 for instructions. Also video with details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o

Will try it!

The information I provide is for the Relight and speed cameras here at POI Factory.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thanks.

This is good to know.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Still waiting for active status...

charlesd45 wrote:
dontelother wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:
Buthorn wrote:

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 for instructions. Also video with details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o

Will try it!

The information I provide is for the Relight and speed cameras here at POI Factory.

I'm still waiting for the active status to download the files then will definitely try this. I'm very new in GPS section.

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Got the access!

Hi,

I got the access and downloaded the files. I updated the unit with files (csv, wav and icon files). They are working fine!

One quick question, DS 55 comes with redlight alert but I found in my local area one redlight is actually not present but Garmin is showing redlight! In POI files it is not present (which is correct).

Should I keep enable both Garmin and Custom POI or only one?

Please advise.

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Garmin's redlights

dontelother wrote:

Hi,

I got the access and downloaded the files. I updated the unit with files (csv, wav and icon files). They are working fine!

One quick question, DS 55 comes with redlight alert but I found in my local area one redlight is actually not present but Garmin is showing redlight! In POI files it is not present (which is correct).

Should I keep enable both Garmin and Custom POI or only one?

Please advise.

Garmin's redlight alerts are a paid subscription service (Cyclops) and a necessarily out-of-date version will come on many of the newer Along the Road GPS devices. Unless you subscribe to the service, you will not receive up-to-date info:

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=NjIqrNTpHR2wvQecTjtoZ6

My suggestion is to stick with The POI Factory's files for up-to-date info and because you can also add custom icons and audio alerts.

You can go into the files of your device and remove the older cyclops file although it's not necessary.

PS: Congrats on your windmill!

Learn something new

Didn't know this was an option, going to try it out

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Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Thanks

CraigW wrote:
dontelother wrote:

Hi,

I got the access and downloaded the files. I updated the unit with files (csv, wav and icon files). They are working fine!

One quick question, DS 55 comes with redlight alert but I found in my local area one redlight is actually not present but Garmin is showing redlight! In POI files it is not present (which is correct).

Should I keep enable both Garmin and Custom POI or only one?

Please advise.

Garmin's redlight alerts are a paid subscription service (Cyclops) and a necessarily out-of-date version will come on many of the newer Along the Road GPS devices. Unless you subscribe to the service, you will not receive up-to-date info:

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=NjIqrNTpHR2wvQecTjtoZ6

My suggestion is to stick with The POI Factory's files for up-to-date info and because you can also add custom icons and audio alerts.

You can go into the files of your device and remove the older cyclops file although it's not necessary.

PS: Congrats on your windmill!

Thanks for the advice! Will disable Garmin alert now!

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic